Jenifer Thewalt



  • B.Sc., Biophysics, Simon Fraser University
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Simon Fraser University

Research Interests

We are interested in studying nature's own border patrol - the cell membrane. We study the physical behavior of lipid molecules in model membranes using deuterium nuclear magnetic resonance (2H NMR) spectroscopy. We want to understand the nano-scale molecular interactions that lipids have with each other and their environment.

For more details, visit our research lab website.

Selected Publications

  • Leung SSW, Busto JV, Keyvanloo A, Goñi FM, and Thewalt J. Insights into Sphingolipid Miscibility: Separate Observation of Sphingomyelin and Ceramide N-Acyl Chain Melting. Biophys. J. 2012
  • Kwak S, Brief E, Langlais D, Kitson N, Lafleur M, Thewalt J. Ethanol perturbs lipid organization in models of stratum corneum membranes: an investigation combining differential scanning calorimetry, infrared and 2H-NMR spectroscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta - Biomembranes 2012
  • Hsueh et al. Deuterium NMR study of the effect of ergosterol on POPE membranes. Biophys J 2010


Future courses may be subject to change.